story telling 9

I have been meeting with Courtney Crowder, Des Moines Register reporter, and she has been work shopping my story.   She has been asking “just the right questions” and “making so many helpful comments”” which  have  helped me improve and hone my story telling skills.

Basics  as a story teller  I am  to consider:

  • 8-10 minutes of narrative.

  • A true story, told in the first person.

  • Addresses the night’s theme.

  • Has a point or a take-away.

  • Everyone HAS a story worth telling, and everyone CAN tell it.

Courtney and I will have one more meeting prior to my August 20th Iowa State Fair story telling adventure!  It has been my pleasure to work with such a talented journalist!!    ###